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Ann Coulter channels Men’s Rightsers in her latest attack on single women

All you single ladies get off my lawn!

While single herself, the always belligerent Ann Coulter seems to have a bit of a grudge against other single women — single mothers in particular. In a recent appearance on Fox and Friends, Coulter complained that the Democrats — and the media — were paying too much attention to what women think, and suggested that Romney could win the election without appealing to women — or at least to single women.

Ronald Reagan managed to win two landslides without winning the women’s vote, but it is as you say, it’s striking, it’s not the women’s vote generically, it is the single women’s vote. And that’s because single women look to the government to be their husbands and give them, you know, prenatal care, and preschool care, and kindergarten care, and school lunches.

Huh. Well, this might answer the central question in that National Review piece we discussed yesterday — why Romney isn’t getting 100% support from women, even though he’s the sort of rich guy alpha that evolutionary psychologists suggest is inherently appealing to “hypergamous” (i.e., golddigging) women. Turns out these women are already married to Obama!

The notion of government as a “substitute husband” is, of course, an old Men’s Rights trope. Warren Farrell devoted roughly a third of his Myth of Male Power — the 1993 tome from which the Men’sRights movement still gets most of its talking points — to explicating this particular theme. And it’s one that MRAs today return to again and again and again and again. (The notion of the “husband state” also, not coincidentally, played a role in the sprawling manifesto of mass killer Anders Breivik.)

As for Coulter, this isn’t the first time she’s singled out the single ladies. In a recent appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox, Coulter went after Obama and the Democrats for focusing on what she called the “stupid single women” vote. “And I would just say to stupid single women voters,” she added,

your husband will not be able to pay you child support. If Obamacare goes through and Obama is re-elected, you are talking about the total destruction of wealth in America. It is the end of America as we know it. …

Great, you will get free contraception; you won’t have to pay a $10 co-pay, but it will be the end of America. Think about that!

Coulter is so miffed that single women don’t like Republicans that she’d be willing to give up her own right to vote if it means these “stupid … women” wouldn’t be allowed to vote either. As she once famously explained,

If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women. It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it’s the party of women and ‘We’ll pay for health care and tuition and day care — and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?’

Here’s a much more appealing take on single women. Well, honestly, it’s as terrifying as it is entertaining:

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drst
drst
9 years ago

Aww. Puppy is all “I AM TOTALLY FIERCE AND SCARY WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING AT ME TWO-LEGS?”

Not unlike our current troll.

clairedammit
clairedammit
9 years ago

Food deserts are a simple case of supply and demand. A catch 22 if you will.

Oh sweet baby cheeses, that’s not what a catch-22 is at all.

cloudiah
9 years ago

Equal time* for cats:

*Actually, this video is significantly shorter than the puppy video.

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
9 years ago

clairedammit, it is SO a catch 22 [sic] and stop projecting that it isn’t!!

Tmason
Tmason
9 years ago

On the other side of that coin, we do have to look at several issues:

(1) What makes men run away from responsibility?

(2) Are we, as a society, making it harder for men to commit?

(3) How do we build better partnerships between couples such that there is far less of a trend of people breaking up?

How do you, TMason, answer those questions?

Essentially, my personal belief is that irresponsibility begets irresponsibility. If boys are around men that leave their mothers, they tend to do the same. So we need to focus on rebuilding the sense of commitment that one would have to not just their wife and kids, but to their community.

I like the idea of a mandatory 2-4 years of rebuilding the community with a disciplined male role model. The boy scouts come to mind but I wouldn’t want kids to trek out of the city. Rather, I’d focus on keeping them inside the city/neighborhood and learning skills/trade/etc.

This would be independent of college (they would probably start when they are 15-16 and end when they are 20-22). The organizations would be private as I believe there is much flexibility needed in such an approach with the caveat that all of the people who interact with the children have no sexual or violent criminal history.

In addition, there needs to be something in place for helping people build better relationships; although I would need to think more on what such a program/service might be.

Tmason
Tmason
9 years ago

shorter tmason: Deadbeat dads abandon their kids. How can women learn to be less useless and terrible?

Easy to knock down strawmen, isn’t it?

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
9 years ago

Tmason, are you um, for small government?

Myoo
Myoo
9 years ago

@Sir Bodsworth

I think that the 1980 film Flash Gordon was better than Star Wars.

But like, better than the whole Star Wars franchise, better than episode IV, better than the first trilogy(IV-VI)? These are important facts you neglected to provide!

Although Brian Blessed was in Flash Gordon, and that’s always a plus.

aworldanonymous
9 years ago

I think that the 1980 film Flash Gordon was better than Star Wars.

I have now made a more definite, substantive and controversial statement than Tmason has or, I suspect, will.

GORDON’S ALIIIIIVEEEE!!!!!!!!!! DIIIIIIIIIIVEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
9 years ago

Ooh, you know who should totally run all those private mandatory boy camps? Blackwater! They’re private and I hear they’re totally legit and not prone to horrible abuses of power!

Tmason
Tmason
9 years ago

Your one size fits all solutions do not work for everyone. How can people grow enough food to support themselves in a city? You need at least 20 to 40 acres of land to grow enough to provide all of your own food, and that’s if everyone in the family is a vegetarian. To get meat, you’d need up to 150 acres. I have a yard so I can do some gardening, but it’s only enough to cut down on food costs, not eliminate them.

If you’re talking about cooking from scratch, then yes, that’s a good way to cut grocery bills. But again, this doesn’t work for people that don’t have a kitchen or even electricity for cooking.

Ahhh, but how about we foster more community gardens and decouple people from the rat race of having to build a career to make enough money to spend it on services you can do yourself?

the twisted spinster
the twisted spinster
9 years ago

Yawn, this dude is boring. He meets any argument with “you’re projecting” or “you’re knocking down a straw man” (actually, you set straw men on fire but never mind), and he throws around clichéd catchphrases like “catch-22) without seeming to actually know what they mean. It’s like trying to have a conversation about The Problem of Evil with a small, rather stupid child. I’m done.

Snowy
Snowy
9 years ago

Wait, so in Tmason’s mind his elaborate scheme for some kind of fatherless boys highschool/college thing is good, and yet school lunch assistance for families who qualify is some huge drain on society? Wut?

pecunium
pecunium
9 years ago

As to the issue of childcare: Traditionally it was aunt’s, elder siblings (usually sisters) grandmothers, etc. who provided childcare.

The, post-WW2 years were anomalous, in that there was a significant middle-class which could afford to have a single wager earner.

With the changes to the economy that’s not been the case since the middle-seventies (and for the poor has never been the case).

Presently childcare costs more than the median rents, and more than attending college.

The cost of center-based care for one child was higher than the annual median rent in 22 states and D.C., and the expense of child care for two children exceeded the cost of rent in all states,

Six things that cost more than childcare

pecunium
pecunium
9 years ago

Tmason: Everyone can read other’s thoughts via the comments. Interesting.

Isn’t it? It’s called written communication, and when engaged in with good faith, and an honest intent to communicate it works well.

When one of the players has a hidden agenda, or fails to engage in good faith it struggles.

pecunium
pecunium
9 years ago

Reynardine: I am going to call her an ugly he-woman exactly because she has the gall to gender-police real women

And you will be wrong every time you do it, because it has fuck all to do with her arguments. It’s abusive. It’s presumptive. It’s cruel as all fuck; because it implies there is some connection between her presentation and the evil of her politics.

It makes you look like a douchecanoe when you do it.

Doubling down on it makes you a douchecanoe, staight up.

pecunium
pecunium
9 years ago

Her underlying point was that single women are voting for sustenance via the government. It isn’t false.

Prove it. Prove the women who vote Democratic are looking for sustenance via the gov’t.

I don’t have a problem with that; what I do have a problem with is the idea that we should never try to move people away from that. To say that we should always give everyone what they need but not enable people to provide for themselves I believe is wrong.

Show us where we said that. I’m sure you can, since you wouldn’t dream of making inference from what people said. Only the black and white of their written words can be attributed to them… right?

the twisted spinster
the twisted spinster
9 years ago

Wait, so in Tmason’s mind his elaborate scheme for some kind of fatherless boys highschool/college thing is good, and yet school lunch assistance for families who qualify is some huge drain on society? Wut?

You’d think that school lunches consisted of caviar and wagyu beef.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Thanks for not answering my questions, you hand-waving fuck. It is not as simple as you wish was.

@Aworld: what’s with the foals and ponies in your posts?

creativewritingstudent
creativewritingstudent
9 years ago

Ahhh, but how about we foster more community gardens and decouple people from the rat race of having to build a career to make enough money to spend it on services you can do yourself?

Then I thought of The Good Life, then I thought of this:

jumbofisch
jumbofisch
9 years ago

@SNOWY
LOGIC DETECTED! EXTERMINATEEE! *PEWPEW*

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
9 years ago

@ Tmason “I like the idea of a mandatory 2-4 years of rebuilding the community with a disciplined male role model.”

There are hardcore surrealists who wish they could write something this absurd.

@ Myoo – good point. Obviously, better that the average of all six movies. I don’t think that’s a very controversial suggestion. My heresy is that I also think it’s better that the average of the original 3 films (eps. iv-vi). I’m even inclined to think it better that ‘A New Hope’, which was, of course the best of the of the original 3. (Empire can bite me.)

cloudiah
9 years ago

Even when he answers questions, his “answers” just lead to more questions. He’s a a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, slathered with grilled onions, and served with a side of slaw.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

This doofus is sounding a LOT like Br___n, with his goalpost moving and weasel words.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

@ Sir Bodsworth

It’s reminiscent of Om Nom and his scheme to replace humans with robots, no? Our trolls have been taking a turn for the even more out of touch with reality than usual recently.

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